Today in Labor History – September 25th
American photographer Lewis Hine was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His
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Today in Labor History – September 24th
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) were declared illegal in Canada. The ban was lifted in 1919. By 1923,
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Today in Labor History – September 23rd
The Workingman’s Advocate of Chicago published the first installment of The Other Side, by Martin A. Foran, president of the
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Today in Labor History – September 22nd
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863 and freed slaves in states that
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Today in Labor History – September 21st
The militia was sent to Leadville, Colorado to bust a miners’ strike.  Leadville was a leading mining community during the
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Today in Labor History – September 20th
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair wrote the 1906 novel The Jungle, which became famous for its vivid
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Today in Labor History – September 19th
Chinese coal miners are forced out of Black Diamond, Washington. – 1885 Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington
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Today in Labor History – September 18th
Textile workers went on a General Strike on the east coast, with 325,000 striking in the south and 421,000 striking
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Today in Labor History – September 17th
The Allegheny Arsenal exploded, killing seventy-five workers, including 43 women—the worst industrial accident associated with the Civil War. - 1862
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Today in Labor History – September 16th
Members of the Fruit and Vegetable Workers’ Union blocked downtown Salinas, California streets to stop a convoy of trucks carrying
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